Week 35 - Planet Earth Unit Test

Review Activity

Review: An Overview of the Module

Textbook Skimming
This module has a few key concepts which should stand out once you have completed all the lessons and activities.
Final Exercise: Skimming Activity

Optional Activity
1. Pull out your textbook for this activity. Go through the entire "Planet Earth" module in the textbook and write down all the bold or highlighted words in the paragraphs.
2. Now that you have a list of all the key terms, copy out the definitions for those terms that you could not describe on your own. This is a great study resource.
You can use the glossary at the back of the textbook to learn the meaning of each word. You must show that you understand the definition by using the word in a meaningful sentence.

Study Guide

Unit 5 Planet Earth Study Guide

Below is a list of the topics covered by the questions that may appear on your exam. The entire test bank is made up of approximately 149 questions the computer will randomly choose 50 questions for each exam attempt you make.

Your exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Use the text, your notes, and information from the activities to study for this exam.

Topics on the Planet Earth Exam:

  1. define geologist
  2. know the states of matter of the rock in both the inner and outer cores of the Earth
  3. know the layers of the Earth and the significance of each
  4. what is each layer of the Earth composed of?
  5. what causes an earthquake?
  6. how is pinpointing the epicentre of an earthquake used to provide disaster relief?
  7. what is the Richter scale?
  8. what is magma activity?
  9. define erosion and deposition
  10. what type of rock are fossils found in?
  11. fossils most likely are preserved what?
  12. define radioactive carbon dating
  13. how many eras is the earth's history divided into?
  14. what was Pangaea?
  15. define "dynamic Earth"
  16. where are earthquakes most common in North America?
  17. limestone is most weathered by which acid?
  18. predict changes in the Earth's surface when given location and types of fossil remains found
  19. define weathering
  20. when given an experimental situation, provide the inquiry question
  21. define faulting and folding and recognize examples of each
  22. heat and pressure result in what in metamorphic rocks?
  23. layered sandstone indicates the presence of what at one time?
  24. large crystals in rock indicate what about its formation?
  25. know the processes that go on within a volcano before and as it erupts
  26. what happens to the shape of mountain rages as they age?
  27. define controlled, responding, and manipulated variables
  28. choose various variable types given experimental situations
  29. what makes up a volcano cone?
  30. how are mountains formed?
  31. define seismograph and seismogram
  32. how are seismic waves recorded at a seismic station?
  33. define cleavage, fracture, and lustre in relation to rocks
  34. know when best to use maps versus models
  35. in layers of sedimentary rock, where would you find the oldest fossils? the youngest fossils?
  36. what is a fault line?
  37. describe the movement of the Earth's crustal plates
  38. what is the Mid-Atlantic ridge?
  39. where are volcanoes located?
  40. how is a volcanic island formed?
  41. how many types of volcanoes are there?
  42. what are shield cones composed of?
  43. what type of cones are the largest volcanoes?
  44. describe a composite cone
  45. what type of cone is most common?
  46. what type of cone forms the smallest volcanoes?
  47. how is a plateau of volcanic rock formed?
  48. describe how the volcanoes in Hawaii were formed
  49. where can extrusive igneous rock be found?
  50. all volcanoes are made from which type of rock?
  51. know the properties of minerals
  52. how many groups can igneous rocks be classified into?
  53. what organisms form limestone?
  54. what is shale made up of?
  55. know the characteristics of the 3 types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous
  56. know the difference between intrusive and extrusive rocks
  57. choose an example of a metamorphic rock
  58. know how each of the 3 types of rocks are formed
  59. how do rock particles move through water?
  60. define fossil mould and fossil cast
  61. how are fossils formed?
  62. how are scavengers and fossil formation related?
  63. which part of a plant is most likely to be fossilized?
  64. which layer of rock are trilobites most likely to be found?
  65. order the events in Earth's history
  66. how can fossils from one type of organism be distinguished form another? ie. amphibians and reptiles
  67. what changes have occurred in mammals over the ages?
  68. when did dinosaurs become extinct?
  69. when did the first human like animals appear on Earth?
  70. what is the theory of strata formation?
  71. what is the principle of superposition and how is it used?
  72. what period of time includes the present?
  73. in what time period was the Earth formed?
  74. which time period is the largest?
  75. when was the Mesozoic time period?
  76. in which time period did the first air breathing organisms appear?
  77. the Cenozoic period is divided into which divisions?